Library staff and board members are mourning the loss of volunteer, Joyce Fisher, who passed away May 30, 2021. Joyce was the heart and soul of the Howell Area Archives, a committee of the Howell Carnegie Library. She was a dedicated volunteer and passionate about creating a space in the library where all could access the rich history of Howell.

Please be patient as we determine the next steps. The Howell Area Archives has always been a valued part of the library and we are working to create a sustainable model of service. Although physical access to the Archives is currently unavailable, email inquiries may be sent to You can also call 517.546.0720 ext. 104 with questions.

Archives RoomThe Howell Area Archives collects, organizes, and maintains printed items, articles, memorabilia, photographs, and written materials of historical significance to Livingston County, Michigan.  Our stacks contain approximately 1,000 alphabetically filed subject boxes with topics from “Arts and Artists” to “Veteran Service”.  We also house original property abstracts, cemetery records, Howell High School Yearbooks from 1905 to current, township records, plat maps, Civil War “brown books”, city directories and telephone books, and so much more.

Additional resource materials including microfilm are available in the Reference department’s Local History Room during regular business hours.

Digital Searches

Search the Howell Area Archives index
Search the Livingston County Press & Argus(in house only) Premium Research Source

Archives Inquiries

To request specific information from the Howell Area Archives, please fill out and submit the form below.  You will receive a response via phone or email as soon as a volunteer is available to handle your request.  Before submitting an inquiry you can check the Indexes to see if you are able to find any extra information relevant to your inquiry.

Digital Searches or Useful Links

(following are in house only)

Contact Information


Ground floor of the Howell Carnegie District Library


Currently Electronic Inquiries Only
Wednesdays from 1pm–5pm
Please call or email to verify these hours before planning your visit.


(517) 546-0720 extension 129

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